FEATURES

Mr. Allofit | Coming for everything in the hip-hop world: Hailing from the village of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, Mr. Allofit has become one of the notable queer talents in South Africa’s rap and hip-hop scene.
Watch WQMD Episode 3: Equality: The topic of 'equality' is the subject of the third episode of WQMD (We're Queer My Dear) - an online web series that looks at issues and challenges facing the LGBTIQ+ community in South Africa.
Opinion | Holding government and parties accountable on GBV and LGBTI+ issues: As a new government is formed, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane urges us to ensure that political parties and our leaders stick to their promises on Gender-Based Violence and queer issues.
6 young global sports stars paving the way for LGBTQ+ people: While the battle for equality and inclusion in sport is a long way from being won, here are six young athletes that are paving the way for the next generation of LGBTQ sports stars.
Self-love: Give yourself a hand!: May is International Masturbation Month! While spending some 'me-time' is something most of us do (but don't talk about) did you know it has many benefits?
How Cape Town’s ‘Gayle’ has endured – and been adopted by straight people: Many may not realise that the camp language used by gay men in South Africa, known as Gayle, draws from a long history that began in Cape Town.
Namibia same-sex family fight for equality through music: A same-sex couple and their son, who've been refused recognition by Namibia as a family, are fighting for their rights - with music!
Watch WQMD Episode 2: Fitting In: The topic of 'fitting in' is the subject of the second episode of WQMD (We're Queer My Dear) - an online web series that looks at issues and challenges facing the LGBTIQ+ community in South Africa.
Opinion | Bottoms on top and tops who bottom: We owe it to ourselves to explore what sex can be for us as gay men. We should be limited only by our desires and imagination, not stereotypes about tops and bottoms.
IDAHOTB: 5 ways that queerphobia affects the LGBTIQ community: If you’re wondering why speaking out about LGBTIQ discrimination is still important, here are five real ways in which queerphobia affects the LGBTIQ community today.
Africa’s rights commission can – and should – do more for sexual minorities: The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is in danger of losing its autonomy after it took away the observer status of the Coalition of African Lesbians, writes Frans Viljoen.
Opinion: Mr Gay World 2019 – To be (a beauty pageant) or not to be (a beauty pageant): Mr Gay World has been running for eleven years, yet it seemingly can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be a beauty pageant or a competition, writes Hendrik Baird.
Landa Mabenge: Turning despair into triumph: Author, businessman and activist, Landa Mabenge is sharing his powerful story of overcoming rejection, ignorance and fear to create awareness about the challenges faced by transgender men.
Gay men and their moms: a relationship for the ages: Mother’s Day is approaching, and while many people will probably lay claim to having the best mom in the world, gay men in particular often seem to have an especially close connection to the women who raised them.
Mr Gay World 2019 Grand Finale gallery: Mr Gay World 2019 was recently crowned in South Africa at Cape Town's City Hall, and we were there for all the fun and excitement.
Watch WQMD Episode 1: Religion and Homosexuality: Following much anticipation, here is the very first episode of We're Queer My Dear (WQMD) - a new online web series that looks at issues and challenges facing the LGBTIQ+ community in South Africa.
Frugal men’s fashion: Looking good on a budget: The way we dress has an influence far beyond merely covering up. But is looking good on a budget possible? Here are five low-cost ways to revamp your wardrobe.
A timeline of LGBTQ equality in South Africa: While we are today constitutionally and legally protected from discrimination, it’s easy to forget the years of struggling for LGBTQ equality in South Africa.
Meet the men competing for the Mr Gay World 2019 crown: Africa boasts three delegates among the lineup of stunning men from around the globe competing for the Mr Gay World 2019 crown in Cape Town.
A look back at homosexuality on South African TV screens: In South Africa, television shows have often been at the forefront of making gays and lesbians a little more visible and human in the homes of millions of viewers. Angie Gallagher takes a look at how far we've come.